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Senior Afghanistan General Won't Succeed Petraeus, in Sign Pentagon Seeks Media Savvy

With Gen. David Petraeus expected to stand down from his post as Nato and U.S. commander in Afghanistan, talk is beginning to to turn to Petraeus' successor in Afghanistan.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

photo of Sara Sorcher
April 20, 2011

When Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, steps down this fall, he will not be succeeded by his deputy, Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, the Washington Post reports.

Rodriguez, who now has years of experience serving in Afghanistan, will be brought stateside to take over U.S. Army Forces Command. In the halls of the Pentagon, the Post reports, Rodriguez is considered a “savvy fighter but a so-so salesman,” noting that the move to pass over Rodriguez “reflects a determination among senior Pentagon officials that the war needs a commander who can make the case for the increasingly unpopular conflict to Congress."

The front-runner to replace Petraeus? The Post reports that it’s Lt. Gen. John Allen, deputy commander of U.S. Central Command, even though no official decisions have been made.

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